The Brittany is a compact, closely knit dog of medium
size, between 30 to 40 pounds, and from 17-1/2 to 20-1/2
inches at the shoulder. He is a leggy dog that can cover
ground with agility. He is strong, vigorous, energetic and
quick of movement.
His small size makes him easy to carry in a car. His
short tail, which can be either natural or docked, is an
asset. He has enough coat to protect him from the briars
but not enough to catch burrs to any great extent.
He can be either orange and white, or liver and white,
with either clear or roan patterns. He is not a heavily
coated dog, but is lightly fringed.
He works in the same manner as a pointer, but without
the great range. He points and holds his game. He
retrieves both on land and in water. He is used primarily
on upland game in the United States, but is used on both
fur and feather in France.
He is noted for an exceptionally keen nose and a very
biddable disposition. Many of the country's top dogs have
been house pets as well as field winners and fine hunting
dogs. The Brittany is a high energy dog who is bred to
hunt. He does need lots of exercise or opportunities to
hunt to keep him happy.
He has a typical friendly disposition and is very willing
to please his master. He may be expected to absorb
training more easily than some of the other pointing
breeds, needing only a sharp scolding or slight punishment.
The natural ability of the Brittany sells him as a
breed to many neophytes in the field of hunting as he
seems to know better what to do than his master.
He gains his admirers from his excellent working ability.
The Brittany, with his shorter range, is becoming more
popular as hunting becomes limited to smaller fields with
more fences. His exceptional nose, which guarantees
that he will pass up few birds, also helps to account for
-American Brittany Club - (205) 790-2113